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for talking with us this morning, dr. torrey. he's the founder of the treatment advocacy center. we now go to a live hearing of the senate judiciary committee. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> i want to thank the senator pat leahy for giving us the opportunity to have this hearing today. we are pleased to have such a large audience for the hearing. it demonstrates the importance of this issue. at the outset, i want to note that the rules of the senate prevent outbursts or clapping or demonstrations of any kind during these hearings. there was so much interest in today's hearings that we had to expand opportunity for the audience in an adjoining room. the overflow room is 226 of the dirksen building. i will make opening remarks and give ranking member cruz the same opportunity and then welcome our first witness. we are here to discuss a critically important issue, maybe a very basic question. we venerate in this country are committed to the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of those who live in amer
of us will get 100% of what we want. democrats, they've got to, you know, make some tough choices too. democrats like me, we've said we're prepared to make some tough cuts and reforms, including the programs like medicare. but if we're willing to compromise, then republicans in the house have to compromise as well. that's what democracy's about. that's what this country needs right now. so -- [applause] let me just make one last point, by the way, for those who are following this. lately some people have been saying, well, maybe we'll just give the president some flexibility. he can make the cuts the way he wants them, and that way it won't be as damaging. you know, the problem is when you're cutting $85 billion in seven months, which represents over a 10% cut in the defense budget in seven months, there's no smart way to do that. there's no smart way to do that. you don't want to have to choose between -- let's see, do i close funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid? do i close this navy ship yard or some other one? when you're doing things in a way that's not smart, you can't g
and state governments can use to respond to them as well as prevent them. among the speakers, richard clarke, and the chief information security officer for the shoe company, zap those -- zappo's. >> good afternoon.i am governor brian sandoval. this meeting is called to order. thank you for joining us. the books were sent to governors in advance and include the agenda and background information. the proceedings are open to the press and all attendees. if you all please take a moment to ensure that your cell phones and other electronic devices are silenced. i would like to compliment governor o'malley. it is a privilege and an honor to serve with you, sir. before moving on to state and cyber security, we will begin with an executive briefing on the nationwide safety of a broadband network. last year congress passed legislation to reallocate the radio spectrum to public safety and provide $7 billion to fund construction of the first inoperable broadband network for public safety. this is intended to modernize communications by giving first responders reliable access to broadband technologies l
expressed concerns that now that the strikes are being used at lower levels, arguably, that they are creating a backlash that is undermining the credibility of government and creating new terrorists when a neighbor or family member is killed in the course of the operations. do you agree with general mcchrystal and director hayden about the backlash of strikes from the targeted killings at this point? i am not talking about the initial strikes. >> that is something that we need to be mindful of in terms of reaction, any type of u.s. counter-terrorism activities that involve the dropping of ordnance. whether it is a remotely piloted aircraft or man, we need to take that into account, but i would not agree with those statements because what we have found in many areas is that the people are being held hostage to outcry that in these areas and have welcomed the work that the government has done to rid them of the al qaeda cancer that exists. >> finally today, this committee received the olc memos justification, labo that, many of us who have been on the committee longer th
. thank you for being with us on the "washington journal." the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 14, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable chris collins to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2013, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. mullen, for five minutes. -- mr. mullin, for five minutes. mr. mullin: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house and to revise and extend. the speaker pro te
, to enjoy life is heartbreaking. fortunately tucker's mother rescued herself and her son by using the resources that the violence against women act makes available. tucker is now living away from his father in counseling and on his way to a happy and healthy future. time and time again we hear that programs like this break the cycle of domestic violence. we must view this legislation not just as a woman's issue but as a family issue, as a community issue that touches all our lives. it is essential for all past and future victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, that we strengthen and re-authorize the violence against women act. i urge my colleagues to re-authorize an all-inclusive version of the violence against women act. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back of the the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. nugent: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i am pleased, mr. speaker, to yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman f
solutions that will allow us to use power in a smarter manner, produce clean and abundant renewable energy and reduce emissions through energy efficiency. these are things we should be able to agree on and work together on in a bipartisan manner. it is critical that we move forward with a sense of urgency and take meaningful action that addresses the very real threats of climate change that are already impacting our country. sequestration is devastating america today. madam speaker, we just heard from one of my colleagues. this week we're scheduled to go on recess on friday. i hope that my colleague that spoke today, mr. speaker, reaches out to speaker boehner and eric cantor to say, let's stop the sequestration from happening. it's quite simple. the fix to this legislation could be put together in one sentence. stop it. i guess even better in two words. madam speaker, we have a sense of urgency across the country when it comes to working on climate change legislation, but as we talk about the impact to each and every one of our districts with what sequestration will bring with job losses,
aware of its widespread use. as a freshman legislator in oregon 40 years ago, my opinion was set by a hog farmer from eastern oregon who was a state representative named stafford. stafford held the oregon house and the people crowded in the galleries spellbound with his tutorial on marijuana and its comparison to other addictive substances, both legal and illegal. this older gentlemen who didn't smoke, didn't drink alcohol, let alone use marijuana, made his case. he pointed out how tobacco was highly addictive and killed hundreds of thousands of americans per year. he discussed alcohol whose damaging properties had once led the country into a foolish, costly and ultimately self-defeated experiment with prohibition. alcohol use was damaging for some, led to dependency for many while contributing to tens of thousands of highway deaths every year. by the time the representative got to marijuana, he convinced the bill he was advocating to have legalization, something i should advocate, something oregonians should be allowed this choice, less addicting than tobacco. we didn't legalize
in domestic violence. victims' advocates in my district and around the country use this funding for battered women shelters, support for runaways. in my home state, the peff coalition against rape currently operates 50 rape crisis centers that provide services to victims of sexual violence. these centers utilize public awareness campaigns and prevention education to combat the root causes of sexual assault. essential institutions such as this are counting on us in this body to ensure that vawa funds remain available to support their often life-saving work. i'm proud to serve as a council of a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to victims of violence crime and their significant others. another outstanding institution in my district is turning point in lee high valley, which maintains as a 24-hour help line which provides a constant resource for victims and their loved ones. it provides safe houses, court advocacy, prevention programs and transitional programs to help them into independent life. our community depends on these organizations and these organizations depend
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